Yale College admitted 7.5 percent of its applicants to the class of 2014, equaling last year’s record low rate.
The College made a total of 1,940 offers of admission to the 25,869 applicants in the early and regular decision pools, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeff Brenzel said Thursday. An additional 932 students have been waitlisted.
“Once again, the applicant pool was truly extraordinary, making the selection task tremendously difficult,” Brenzel said. “The consolation for turning away so many immensely talented students is knowing that virtually all Yale applicants will be attending great colleges and universities.”
Brenzel said Yale expects to admit students from the waitlist, and he added that he thinks the matriculation rate is unlikely to change by more than one or two percentage points in either direction.
Last year, Yale initially admitted 1,951 students, from a record-high applicant pool of 26,000, and waitlisted 769 applicants.
Harvard, Stanford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology all posted record low rates of admission this year at 6.9, 7.2 and 9.7 percent, respectively. Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth and the University of Pennsylvania also recorded lower rates for this admissions cycle. Princeton has yet to announce its admissions rates.
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